[Saloon-lovers] Window Frames

Hi all,

Another good weekend on the S Type. In addition to the continuing
efforts to get the car to actually run, I decided to have a go at
putting back together one of the doors, and have managed to get the
window frame, window and winder mechanism back in place.

Various questions have sprung from this. The first is that as I
have had all four doorskins replaced on the car, how should the
frame itself be adjusted? Does it have to be a certain height with
relation to the roof line, or do all cars have a standard 2 shims
under each side of the frame?

Second question is about the rubber buffers/gaskets underneath the
frame and chrome finisher at the top of the door. Mine were dust
when I took the car to bits. Does anyone have a source for these?
None of my usual suppliers seem able to help. Would cut down sheet
rubber be a solution here? What have you guys tried?

Lastly, what should be between the rear section of the finisher and
the rear upright of the doorframe? Is it a rubber section or simply
metal to metal contact?

Cheers,–
Paul Kluka 1966 3.8S Automatic
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have had all four doorskins replaced on the car, how should the
frame itself be adjusted? Does it have to be a certain height with
relation to the roof line, or do all cars have a standard 2 shims
under each side of the frame?

You want to adjust the frames to seat on the door seals, and also sit at
the same height. Takes along time…

Lastly, what should be between the rear section of the finisher and
the rear upright of the doorframe? Is it a rubber section or simply
metal to metal contact?
Not sure what you mean here.

Alastair Lauener
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In reply to a message from Alastair Lauener sent Sun 10 Nov 2002:

Thanks for the info on the shims, Alastair. No doubt hours of fun
ahead sorting these out :slight_smile:

As far as the other part of the question goes, I was refering to
the chrome finisher strip, which sits at the top of the door, and
is secured by screws. This seems to make contact with the window
frame at the rear side of the door, and I was wondering if there is
a rubber buffer between the two, or if they just touch.

Cheers,–
Paul Kluka 1966 3.8S Automatic
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Paul,
On mine when I dismantled it, there was alot of the black gunge/sealing
stuff spread along the top of the door, and the chrome frame strip
mounting points sat on the top of this gunge, with the door frame also
sitting on it. So no rubber buffer, but I used black silicon.
Alastair Lauener
3.4 S_Type
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As far as the other part of the question goes, I was refering to
the chrome finisher strip, which sits at the top of the door, and
is secured by screws. This seems to make contact with the window
frame at the rear side of the door, and I was wondering if there is
a rubber buffer between the two, or if they just touch.

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